Ted Ligety



Olympic medalist


Ted Ligety (born August 31, 1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) is an American alpine skier.

Ligety won the gold medal in the Men's Alpine combined event at the 2006 Winter Olympics, in an upset victory after the two skiers favored to win the event couldn't keep up with Ligety's blisternig slalom runs. He is the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in alpine skiing since Tommy Moe won the downhill in Lillehammer in 1994.

On March 5, 2006 he won his first World Cup race, a giant slalom in Yongpyeong, South Korea.

On March 27, 2006 he won the national titles in slalom and combined at Sugarloaf/USA in Maine, repeating the feat he accomplished in 2005.

Ted finished 9th overall on the 2006 Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit. He lives in Park City, Utah.